July 2020

Posts tagged as 'Concrete'

XiaoQuan Elementary School by Trace Architecture Office; photo by Yao Li

Replacing an old school building which has been severely damaged and, consequently, demolished following the disastrous 2008 Sichuan earthquake, this austere, labyrinthine XiaoQuan Elementary School has been realised by a Beijing-based practice Trace Architecture Office (TAO). Intended to accommodate nearly 1000 students, this 8900-square-meters development is formed from ‘a cluster of small buildings’ such as classroom buildings, teacher’s office, student dormitory buildings, and a dining hall, all of which ‘create a small city, giving diversified space so as to enrich the children’s experience and activities.’ (more…)

Tue 3.1.

Tenerife Centre of Dramatic Arts by GPY Arquitectos (ES)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 03.01.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

Tenerife Centre of Dramatic Arts by GPY Arquitectos; photo by Miguel de Guzmán

GPY Arquitectos, the Spanish architectural practice established by Juan Antonio González Pérez and Urbano Yanes Tuña have completed this multifunctional, concrete-and-wood art centre located on the biggest island of the Canary Islands, Tenerife. Featuring a striking, zigzagging ‘system of ramps that relate the different scenic spaces of the building’, the multi-storey building has been developed with the intention of providing ‘a platform, an urban stage with the city and landscape as backdrop,’ where ‘the action determines the space of representation.’ (more…)

Clyfford Still Museum by Allied Works Architecture Denver, Colorado, United States  photo by Jeremy Bittermann

Clyfford Still Museum by Allied Works Architecture - West Elevation; photo by Jeremy Bittermann

The New York-based practice Allied Works Architecture have recently realised this austere concrete museum building dedicated to the late American painter Clyfford Still. Completed earlier last month, the two-storey development houses 94 percent of the acclaimed Abstract Expressionist’s creative work which is displayed in museum’s nine light-filled galleries. Situated in the heart of Denver’s Arts District (near the Denver Art Museum by Gio Ponti and Daniel Libeskind, the Denver Public Library by Michael Graves, and the Colorado History Museum) Clyfford Still Museum totals 2650-square-meters and encompasses number of additional facilities such as a library, educational and archival resources, a conservation studio, and collection storage. (more…)

MON Factory/House by EASTERN Design Office; photo by Kouichi Torimura

Anna Nakamura and Tajyo Jinno of the Japanese practice EASTERN Design Office have realised this elevated, single-storey building located in Gojo, Kyoto Prefecture. Designed to accommodate a local craftsman, the MON Factory/House features a perforated, overlapping façade and encompasses both work and living spaces, two courtyards as well as a small shop situated at the front of the house. (more…)

Wed 27.7.

New Cultural Centre by Fündc (ES)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 27.07.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

New Cultural Centre by Fündc; photo by César Gª Guerra

Hailed as ‘the largest urban intervention of the last decades made on Pozuelo de Alarcón municipality, Madrid province’ and covering a total area of 20.000-square-meters, this imposing concrete cultural centre and the adjacent ‘network of pedestrian spaces’ has been recently completed by the Spanish practice specialising in architecture and urban planning Fündc. (more…)

House in Ropponmatsu, Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates; photo courtesy of the architects

The Hiroshima-based award-winning practice Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates has recently completed this minimalist three-storey family house located in the Rapponmatsu area of the Japanese city of Fukuoka. Striking in its austere simplicity, the L-shaped form of the building has been determined by the long-and-narrow, rectangular shape of the site. (more…)

Tue 28.6.

EDF Archives Centre by LAN (FR)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 28.06.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

EDF Archives Centre by LAN; photographer: ©Julien Lanoo

The Parisian practice LAN – Local Architecture Network – has recently completed this archive centre for the French energy giant EDF. Located in Bure-Saudron, the five-storey 7,000-square-meter

building blends seamlessly into the surrounding landscape thanks to its simple form and the earth-coloured concrete façade encompassing some 120,000 stainless steel studs. Apart from the archives, the centre also comprises a number of airy offices which ‘have an ideal view on the surrounding landscape.’ (more…)

Mon 27.6.

Designer Portrait: Studio IVANKA Concrete Works

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 27.06.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

Katalin and Andras Ivanka of Budapest-based IVANKA Studio and Concrete Works

Concrete has in recent times become a highly popular material for product and furniture design. One of the founders of this trend is Studio IVANKA, which was established in Budapest by Katalin and Andras Ivanka in 2003… (by Susanne Fritz)


to Susanne Fritz’s article on Architonic


to Studio IVANKA’s projects on Architonic

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